For several years, Pixar’s animated films made Pixar’s parent company, Disney, look good. And meanwhile, Disney’s own in-house animation studio was going through a rough patch—the company wasn’t making the kind of films people expected from Walt Disney’s namesake.
What's the secret to Pixar's string of amazing films, from Wall-E to Toy Story? In the new book Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace delve into just how Pixar made hit after hit, revealing how the film industry changed as they did.
In 1972, future Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull and University of Utah classmate Fred Parke produced this short film of Catmull's hand, which is one of the earliest examples of 3D computer rendering. The animation eventually showed up in Futureworld (a.k.a. the sequel to Westworld). You can read more about this animation …
I support everything Pixar—well, everything other than Cars that is. So this early, early footage of a 3D hand from 1972, which was made by Ed Catmull, Pixar co-founder, and Fred Parke, is just so, so awesome.